Jammu and Kashmir local body polls: BJP sweeps Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts

Srinagar: The BJP gained the city native physique elections in 4 districts of militancy-infested south Kashmir on Saturday, profitable 53 of the 132 wards, the place polls had been held over 4 phases earlier this month, election officers stated.

Srinagar: Safety personnel stand guard at a abandoned polling station throughout third part of elections for city native our bodies, in Srinagar. PTI

The unprecedented victory for the saffron occasion has given it management of no less than 4 of the 20 civic our bodies within the 4 districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian.

The outcomes of 94 wards of south Kashmir have been declared thus far during which the Congress has managed to win 28 seats. The occasion, thus, can have management of no less than three municipal our bodies. The Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) did effectively in Shopian the place its candidates gained in 12 wards unopposed. 5 wards within the district didn’t have any nominations.

In Devsar municipal committee, the occasion gained all of the eight seats. The world is represented by Congress chief Mohammad Amin Bhat within the legislative meeting.

The BJP acquired a easy majority in Qazigund Municipal Committee, profitable 4 of the seven wards. The opposite three wards had no candidates.

In Pahalgam municipal committee, the occasion gained seven of the 13 seats uncontested, whereas there have been no candidates for the remaining six seats. The Congress, alternatively, gained a thumping majority in Dooru municipal committee, the stronghold of JKPCC chief G A Mir. The occasion bagged 14 of the 17 seats, whereas the BJP managed to win two seats. One seat remained vacant.

Congress additionally gained in Kokernag municipal committee, bagging six of the eight seats. In Yaripora, the occasion bagged three seats, whereas the remaining three seats had been vacant as a result of absence of candidates.

Independents bagged 13 seats within the polls.

The counting of votes of Anantnag and Mattan — the opposite two civic our bodies in south Kashmir — is occurring and the outcomes are anticipated later Saturday.

Elsewhere, Congress gained the Budgam municipal committee bagging six seats, whereas the BJP gained 4 seats. Three seats had been vacant.

In Chrar-e-Sharief, Congress gained 11 of the 13 seats, whereas the remaining two seats had been vacant. In Chadoora too, the occasion gained six of the eight seats, whereas there was no candidate for the opposite 5 seats.

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